Selwyn District Plan Review

As part of the District Plan Review, we have been looking at natural hazards in Selwyn. The Council has been addressing questions like: are the areas currently identified as being at highest risk from flooding and coastal hazards up to date with the latest available data and effects of climate change? Have we got up-to-date rules and policies in place to manage areas of the district at greatest risk from these hazards?

Latest science has now confirmed areas in the district that may be at risk from these natural hazards during more extreme weather events and when taking into account climate change effects. We are now in the process of sharing our findings with affected landowners and what that may mean for them. To find out more, click on the relevant natural hazard below.




What’s next for the overall District Plan Review?

We’re on track to have the future District Plan ready for formal public consultation by mid-2020.

Following initial public consultation in late 2018 on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has been working on proposed rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities and getting them ready for the Council to endorse. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation by mid-2020. Anyone wanting to have a say on the future District Plan will be able to do it at this stage.

After the formal public consultation, submitters will have an opportunity to speak to their submission at a formal hearing. Following the hearing, the Hearing Panel will make recommendations on submissions and the Council will then make final decisions.

We expect the new District Plan to become largely operative by mid-2022, subject to any Environment Court appeals.In the meantime, to find out more about the future District Plan, all Council reports developed during the review can be found on the Council’s website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprsi.

As part of the District Plan Review, we have been looking at natural hazards in Selwyn. The Council has been addressing questions like: are the areas currently identified as being at highest risk from flooding and coastal hazards up to date with the latest available data and effects of climate change? Have we got up-to-date rules and policies in place to manage areas of the district at greatest risk from these hazards?

Latest science has now confirmed areas in the district that may be at risk from these natural hazards during more extreme weather events and when taking into account climate change effects. We are now in the process of sharing our findings with affected landowners and what that may mean for them. To find out more, click on the relevant natural hazard below.




What’s next for the overall District Plan Review?

We’re on track to have the future District Plan ready for formal public consultation by mid-2020.

Following initial public consultation in late 2018 on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has been working on proposed rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities and getting them ready for the Council to endorse. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation by mid-2020. Anyone wanting to have a say on the future District Plan will be able to do it at this stage.

After the formal public consultation, submitters will have an opportunity to speak to their submission at a formal hearing. Following the hearing, the Hearing Panel will make recommendations on submissions and the Council will then make final decisions.

We expect the new District Plan to become largely operative by mid-2022, subject to any Environment Court appeals.In the meantime, to find out more about the future District Plan, all Council reports developed during the review can be found on the Council’s website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprsi.

  • Residential matter: Housing development in the residential zones

    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



  • Business matter: Business in small settlements

    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Have a say on the the draft changes that affect how businesses in small settlements across the district which have no business-zoned land: Arthur’s Pass, Doyleston, Glentunnel, Hororata, Kirwee, Sheffield/Waddington, Springston, Tai Tapu and Springfield, could be managed in the future District Plan.


    Have a say on the the draft changes that affect how businesses in small settlements across the district which have no business-zoned land: Arthur’s Pass, Doyleston, Glentunnel, Hororata, Kirwee, Sheffield/Waddington, Springston, Tai Tapu and Springfield, could be managed in the future District Plan.


  • District-wide matter: Outstanding landscapes

    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Let us know what you think about the Council-endorsed draft changes to outstanding landscape areas and associated rules and policies in the current District Plan.


    Let us know what you think about the Council-endorsed draft changes to outstanding landscape areas and associated rules and policies in the current District Plan.


  • Rural matter: Intensive farming

    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The Council has endorsed draft changes to intensive farming rules and policies in the current District Plan as part of the District Plan Review. Find out more and have a say.



    The Council has endorsed draft changes to intensive farming rules and policies in the current District Plan as part of the District Plan Review. Find out more and have a say.